Switzerland-based ABB has won a SR451m ($120m) contract to build two substations in Saudi Arabia.

The contract covers the construction of a 380kV substation, called 9024. ABB will also build a 132kV substation known as 8183/8184. Both are in the Central region.

The client is Saudi Electricity Company.

ABB is scheduled to complete the work in November 2011.

Meanwhile, Saudi Electricity has awarded a SR172 contract for 60 kilometres of 380kV underground cables linking the 9023 and 9001 substations to the local Al-Fanar Construction Company. The contractor will also lay 30km of 132kV cables between the 9024 and 8183/8184 substations.

The project is part of the Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University plan in the Al-Najres area, north of Riyadh.

Al-Fanar will complete the work in November 2011.